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Title: Growth of large naphthalene and anthracene single-crystal sheets at the liquid–air interface

The growth of organic single crystals of naphthalene (C{sub 10}H{sub 8}) and anthracene (C{sub 14}H{sub 10}) at the liquid‒air interface from a mixture of solvents has been investigated. The growth technique used in the study makes it possible to obtain single-crystal sheets up to 10 mm in size for 24 h. The surface morphology and structure of the crystals have been analyzed by optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction. C{sub 10}H{sub 8} and C{sub 14}H{sub 10} single crystals grow coplanarly along the (001) plane. A thermodynamic model of the flat-crystal nucleus formation at the liquid‒air interface, based on the analysis of the change in the free Gibbs energy, is considered.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Ukraine)
  2. Donetsk National University (Ukraine)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472234
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AIR; ANTHRACENE; FREE ENTHALPY; INTERFACES; LIQUIDS; MONOCRYSTALS; MORPHOLOGY; NAPHTHALENE; OPTICAL MICROSCOPY; SHEETS; SOLVENTS; SURFACES; THERMODYNAMICS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION